A special MP/MLA court on Tuesday granted regular bail to Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan, who has challenged his conviction in the 2019 hate speech case before a sitting court.
Khan was disqualified from the Uttar Pradesh assembly following his conviction and conviction in the case.
Khan’s lawyer Zubair Ahmed said special judge Alok Dubey had on October 27 handed down three years in prison to the leader for spewing hate speech during the 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign.
At that time, he was granted provisional bail and an application was made to the court for regular bail, the lawyer said.
After hearing arguments from both sides, the court regularly released Khan on bail, he said.
Khan, who represented Rampur Sadar in the General Assembly, will be free on bail until his petition is cleared by the session court.
The by-elections in Rampur Sadar constituency are scheduled for December 5.
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